The logical conclusion is that if Bush didn't blatantly go after his political enemies using the IRS...and if Bush didn't call his opposition "a potential threat to democracy...and if Bush's DOJ didn't illegally confiscate emails and phone records of an opposition in the press...and if Tice's, like Snowden's, allegations are true that "the abuse is rampant"...and if the NSA has increased capabilities allowing them to copy "every domestic communication in this country word for word"...shouldn't we have every reason to be even more concerned under Obama than under Bush?<quoted text>
LOL. The Bush administration wasn't exactly known for it's "transparency" and honesty.
According to Russ Tice, a NSA former intelligence analyst and a 2005 whistleblower, the NSA under Bush spied on some of the most powerful people in the U.S. government including Obama, journalists, news agencies, "members of Congress, both the Senate and the House, especially the intelligence committees, armed services committees, and judicial, as well as lawyers, anti-war groups, and American businesses and banks that operate internationally."
Bush also target Hugo Chavez big time.
However, we all know you won't embrace the words of a Bush administration whistle blower...that's just not in your nature.
Considering this president made it quite clear early on that some of us are his enemies?
It sure would've concerned me if Bush had made that clear right before individual liberals and liberal organizations were targeted and interrogated by the FBI and a liberal journalist's emails and phone records were illegally confiscated by Bush's Attorney General - knowing what we know now about the NSA.
Very concerned...even as a conservative.
Shouldn't we be more concerned now since this president and his administration act like they are completely immune from any scrutiny because of a disengaged media?
Wouldn't you be more concerned if the shoe was on the other foot - your foot to be precise?